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Camouflaging Intent, First Impressions, and Age of ASC Diagnosis in Autistic Men and Women

Belcher, HL; Morein-Zamir, S; Mandy, W; Ford, RM; (2021) Camouflaging Intent, First Impressions, and Age of ASC Diagnosis in Autistic Men and Women. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10.1007/s10803-021-05221-3. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Camoufaging of autistic traits may make autism harder to diagnose. The current study evaluated the relations between camoufaging intent, frst impressions, and age of autism diagnosis. Participants comprised autistic and non-autistic adults (n=80, 50% female) who completed the Camoufaging of Autistic Traits Questionnaire. They were later video-recorded having a conversation with a person unaware of their diagnostic status. Ten-second clips from half these videos were later shown to 127 non-autistic peers, who rated their frst impressions of each participant. Results showed that autistic participants were rated more poorly on frst impressions, males were rated less favourably than females, and male raters were particularly harsh in their evaluations of autistic males. Camoufaging intent did not predict frst impressions but better frst impressions were linked with a later age of diagnosis.

Type: Article
Title: Camouflaging Intent, First Impressions, and Age of ASC Diagnosis in Autistic Men and Women
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-021-05221-3
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05221-3
Language: English
Additional information: Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Keywords: Camouflaging, Masking, First impressions, Female autism phenotype, Gender differences, SEX-DIFFERENCES, FUNCTIONING AUTISM, SPECTRUM DISORDER, GENDER-DIFFERENCES, MALE BRAIN, CHILDREN, ADULTS, EXPERIENCES, PREVALENCE, PERCEPTIONS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10132806
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